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General Post Office and Area Balustrade

A Grade II Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9697 / 54°58'10"N

Longitude: -1.6121 / 1°36'43"W

OS Eastings: 424928

OS Northings: 563968

OS Grid: NZ249639

Mapcode National: GBR SPH.0C

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.6BLZ

Entry Name: General Post Office and Area Balustrade

Listing Date: 17 December 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323754

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304829

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

(west side)
23/489 General Post Office and
17.12.71 area balustrade
Post office. 1871-74 by James Williams. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible.
Classical style. 4 storeys, 3 bays. 2 superimposed Giant Orders: Roman Doric on
2 lower floors and Corinthian above. Fluted ground-floor band. Central porch in
antis contains recessed double door and overlight, flanked by narrow windows;
tripartite sash window above. Sashes in outer bays flanked by pilasters. First
floor entablature has triglyph and guttae frieze. Sash windows in architraves,
those on second floor with apron balustrades and bracketed pediments, the central
segmental on Ionic pilasters. Third floor patterned sill band. Rusticated quoins
and top entablature with central panel: POST OFFICE in low relief. Wide dentilled
eaves cornice. One bay set back at right in plainer style. Stone area balustrade
with chamfered moulded coping.

Listing NGR: NZ2492863968

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